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The 1926 Miners' LockoutMeanings of Community in the Durham Coalfield$
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Hester Barron

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199575046

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575046.001.0001

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The Influence of Education

The Influence of Education

(p.199) 5 The Influence of Education
The 1926 Miners' Lockout

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The first half of this chapter considers the influence of school life on County Durham's pit village communities, examining the extent to which elementary schools were absorbed into the dominant culture shaped by pit and union lodge. The second half explores the wider implications of education, which might also affect the way in which both children and adults viewed their surroundings, through the aspirations created and the social mobility engendered. The chapter concludes that education could never be wholly divorced from the concerns of the local community. During 1926, in villages in which the vast majority of the population were on strike, the schools themselves became an integral part of the strikers' defence.

Keywords:   elementary schools, social mobility, education, community, identity

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